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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 09:13 AM

Paul Krugman: Republicans Tax Lies Show the Rot Spreads Wide and Runs Deep

Mnuchin said his department had a study showing great effects on growth; that was a lie. Donald Trump says the bill is “not good for me”; that’s a lie. Senator John Cornyn said, “This is not a bill that is designed primarily to benefit the wealthy and the large businesses”; that was a lie. Senator Bob Corker said he wouldn’t support a plan “adding one penny to the deficit”; that was a lie.

In other words, this whole process involves a level of bad faith we haven’t seen in U.S. politics since the days when defenders of slavery physically assaulted their political foes on the Senate floor.

There are two further things worth pointing out about this moral rot.

First, it is not, at a fundamental level, a story about Donald Trump, bad as he is: The rot pervades the whole Republican Party. Some details of the legislation do look custom-designed to benefit the Trump family, but both the broad outlines and the fraudulence of the sales effort would have been pretty much the same under any Republican president.


Second, the rot is wide as well as deep.


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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/opinion/republican-tax-lies-fed.html

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 09:15 AM

1. Putrification of the WH.

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 09:17 AM

2. republicans prepare to PISS BIGLY on the American people

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 09:34 AM

3. K&R!!!!

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